C-SPAN: Let Us Televise Health Care Arguments It asks Supreme Court to allow cameras for first time By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 16, 2011 3:46 PM CST 13 comments Comments The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Newser) – C-SPAN thinks the coming health care debate before the Supreme Court would be a perfect time to make history. The channel has written a letter to John Roberts requesting that it be allowed to televise the five-plus hours of arguments scheduled to take place in March over President Obama's health care overhaul, reports USA Today. "It is a case which will affect every American's life, our economy, and will certainly be an issue in the upcoming presidential campaign," wrote C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb. He better not hold his breath: The court has never allowed live video or audio broadcasts from its chambers, and Roberts in particular has long been opposed to the idea, notes the Huffington Post. Click for more, including a link to the full C-SPAN letter, or here on some key points about the case.